risk factors for false-positive serological reactions for bovine brucellosis in saône-et-loire (france).since 1990, unusually high rates of false-positive serological reactions (fpsr) in bovine brucellosis screening have been observed in some countries of the european union. the aim of this survey was to describe this phenomenon in a highly affected french department, and to evaluate the links between some individual or herd factors and the occurrence of these fpsr. before 1990, low backgrounds of fpsr were recorded (individual prevalence rate: less than 0.5 per 10,000). the phenomenon burst durin ...19989658443
[epidemiological aspects of human q fever in indre-et-loire between 2003 and 2005 and comparison with caprine q fever].chronic infection is the major risk of q fever. c. burnetii infections result from the inhalation of contaminated aerosols. indre-et-loire is a rural french area with numerous goat farms. we evaluated human q fever epidemiology and compared it with q fever in goats.200818395376
mycoplasmoses of ruminants in france: recent data from the national surveillance network.ruminant mycoplasmoses are important diseases worldwide and several are listed by the world organization for animal health to be of major economic significance. in france the distribution of mycoplasmal species isolated from clinical samples collected from diseased animals upon veterinary request, is monitored by a network known as vigimyc (for vigilance to mycoplasmoses of ruminants). the veterinary diagnostic laboratories collaborating with vigimyc are responsible for isolating the mycoplasmas ...201020525406
[two cases of crimean-congo haemorrhagic fever (cchf) in two tourists in senegal in 2004].two cases of crimean-congo haemorrhagic fever (cchf) occurred in two french tourists during their visit in senegal in november 2004. febrile and hemorrhagic syndrome with ulorrhagia, petechiae, haematemesis, haematomas associated with biological signs of disseminated intramuscular coagulation were observed. for the first case who had a medical evacuation to france before diagnosis, crimean-congo virus infection was revealed by laboratory tests performed by the national reference center for hemor ...200919739410
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